Newnton Lodge is the top rated on official figures but continues to disappoint and the three-year-old TOWN MOUSE is preferred. The latter drops back in trip after a string of placed efforts but has little to beat and can open his account. Priestley's Reward won a seller on the Polytrack last term, but it's difficult to make a case for any of the remainder unless Idolise shows a massive improvement stepping up to middle-distances for the first time or Mr Lover Lover turns out a lot better than his debut in a bumper at Fakenham suggested.
Newnton Lodge 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 16l behind Creek Falcon (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Idolise (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) In touch in rear, weakened halfway, last of 8, 24l behind Fraserburgh (8-12) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Priestley's Reward (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Hampered start, disputed leaded, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 14l behind Officer In Command (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Mr Lover Lover (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, some headway 5f out, weakened over 3f out, pulled up 1f out, dismounted, in a race won by Kettlewell (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd, 7 ran.
Town Mouse 10-1 (9-1) Keen led, clear 10f out, cocked jaw and hung badly right 8f out, soon headed, tracked leader over 6f out, led again 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Chocala (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Special Report (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Held up in last pair, always behind, 8th of 10, 20l behind Moma Lee (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Little Alice 5-1 (8-8) Chased leading trio, not much room and lost place 2f out, switched right and plugged on towards finish, 5th of 6, 7l behind Rancher (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May.